A silver 2017 Ford GT with black racing stripes is on the front of the Mecum Auctions website as of this writing, with a “main attraction” banner across its photo. But that auction could be a breach of Ford’s customer agreement on the GT, which got pro wrestler John Cena into an ongoing Ford lawsuit last year. Mecum has this 647-horsepower GT showing seven miles on the odometer scheduled to go to auction this Saturday in Indianapolis, with its auction listing saying the car is the 48th of 250 produced in 2017. But that should raise eyebrows in more than just buyer interest, because the customer agreement Ford makes GT owners sign requires them to keep the car for 24 months before selling. It hasn’t been that long since the GTs went out. Ford wouldn’t say much about the Mecum listing, and Jalopnik is still waiting for comment from Mecum. The GT auction listing is still up as of this writing. “We are aware of this situation and investigating, however Ford does cannot comment on individual customer matters,” a Ford spokesperson said. “What we can say is that all Ford GT customers sign contracts, which include an agreement not to sell the car for at least two years.” Ford’s customer agreement on reselling the car is about as strict as the actual selection process to determine who got one, which considered a person’s past ownership of GT models and the amount of value they’d have as a Ford brand ambassador…. [Read full story]
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